Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Article on Civil War Medicine in "Dartmouth Medicine" Magazine

Over the past six months or so, I have had the great privilege of working with Mr. Dana C. Grossman, Editor of Dartmouth Medicine magazine ("A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center") on an article about Civil War medicine.

Actually, my article idea started out as just a short adaption of my previous "Medical Department" column in the Civil War News about (then) Dartmouth Medical College graduate and Confederate soldier Addison D. Bridgman (you can read that column here).

With Mr. Grossman's kind, expert, and enthusiastic assistance, it instead turned out to be a 4,500-word feature article (my longest magazine article yet!) on Civil War medicine as seen through the eyes of men and women from the "Granite State" (New Hampshire) and Dartmouth Medical College as part of the magazine's commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial!

Even better, Mr. Grossman and his staff have an excellent relationship with the Archives of Dartmouth College and were able to add some great additional material and illustrations that I didn't have access to or had not thought of.

Dartmouth Medicine puts out a very attractive hard copy four times a year and then puts the content online a few weeks after the print issue.

You can read my article, "Years of Change & Suffering," (borrowed from my recent book, Years of Change and Suffering Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine, co-edited with Guy Hasegawa, Pharm.D., Edinborough Press, 2009) at the links below.

Many Thanks to Mr. Grossman and to Dartmouth Medicine magazine! (And we're already "plotting" another article for the future!)

Article link (here)

Article PDF (here)

Make sure you check out their GREAT article "Web Extras" (here)

Author Bio (here)

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